Graduate Advisor Newsletter - September 2021

Clark Hall on Mather Quad in Fall

Welcome to the first edition of the School of Graduate Studies monthly newsletter to faculty advisors! Below you will find information on upcoming deadlines, academic policies, news, and more. Past newsletters will be archived on our website for you to review any time you wish.

Important Upcoming Dates

Please make sure your students are aware of important dates and deadlines. Some may require your review, approval, and signature.

Academic Policy Briefs


Grades of Incomplete (I) can only be assigned for letter-graded and P/NP courses for extenuating circumstances and only when a student who is passing the course fails to complete a small, evaluative segment of the course. All work for the incomplete grade must be made up and the change of grade recorded in the Student Information System (SIS) by the date specified by the instructor, but no later than the 11th week of class in the semester following the one in which the I grade was received.

See the complete policy on Incomplete grades in the General Bulletin here.

Useful Information

Application Open for 2022

The application is now open for prospective students to apply to Graduate Studies for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2022. The application site can be found here. Check out the SGS website for Application Deadlines and Instructions. Any questions related to Admissions can be directed to

Material from Orientation

If you want to see what information new students received during Orientation last month, you can review all the material on Canvas (log-in and access to the course required).

University Resources

Please be aware of University resources you can share with your students as needed. We will highlight a few each month.